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|Natural Gas Fracking suspected as the source for the persistent Four Corners Methane Plume
|Cartoon: Toya Graham
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|Black Miami Beach Cop who Punched Handcuffed White Women is Suspended, 2 Years Later
So here we have a woman whose drunken behavior outside of a Miami Beach nightclub was unruly enough for police to be called and her to be handcuffed and brought to the station. While just outside ...
|Frank Vyan Walton||05/05/2015||20|
|Ghosts: Street Prophets Coffee Hour
Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Coffee Hour at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can discuss what’s happening in our lives, what we’ve been working on, and our opinions on ...
|Battle over Iran nuclear review bill by right and ultra right seems ended. Vote expected Thursday
These two guys are moving toward a vote ...
|Why Tamir Rice has not yet been buried six months after being shot and killed by Cleveland police
Tamir in a photo taken in the month before he was shot and killed by Cleveland police Shot and killed by Officer Timothy Loehmann of the Cleveland ...
|Rand Paul really 'gets' the problems faced by minority groups
Of all the Republican presidential candidates, Rand Paul really _gets_ where black Americans are coming from. That's what Rand Paul says, anyway. He understands what black American men are facing ...
|Midday open thread: Top hedge fund managers earn paltry $11bn, Edison's talking dolls still creepy
Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Texas takeover :
|A Kossack Needs a Little Help
|Ben Carson gets a passing grade because the audience seemed to like him
And here's your trophy for showing up.
|Abuse allegations roil Republican gubernatorial primary in Kentucky just two weeks before election
Republican gubernatorial candidate James Comer The May 19 Kentucky GOP gubernatorial primary may be one for the books. Last week, we learned that a blogger named Michael Adams was accusing state ...
|Reid pledges to block trade deal vote until highway funding and surveillance reforms are addressed
Minority Leader Harry Reid is promising to give ol' ...
|A new poll finds John McCain in real trouble, both in the primary and the general
Republican Sen. John McCain PPP surveys both the GOP primary and general elections in Arizona, and let's just say ...
|'Clinton Cash' author agrees he could be killed for writing about Hillary (aka be 'Vince Fostered')
Very dangerous woman ...
|Klobuchar, Tester reintroduce bill to require states to allow voter registration on Election Day
Allowing citizens to register to vote on Election Day is a smart idea that boosts turnout and makes things easier for the most mobile Americans. It has been tested for problems for decades in the ...
|First big debate test for GOP: Fitting all the clowns on the stage
Here's a 2012 Republican debate. Now double ...
|Mike Huckabee is (officially) running for president
And then there were ... [counts on fingers] ... six ...
|Indians 101: Huron Government and Law
Long before the European invasion of North America, five Iroquoian-speaking tribes formed a powerful confederation known as the League of Five Nations. The idea for this confederacy came from the ...
|Poll: Clinton still strong despite attacks
Political junkies, even relatively casual ones, have long ...
|Cartoon: Texas takeover
(Click to enlarge) For more info on the "Jade Helm 15" set of conspiracy theories, this TPM article offers a nice ...
|Do House Republicans want to investigate Benghazi or just go after Hillary Clinton?
Remember when she already testified to committees in both the House and Senate about Benghazi?
|Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!
We'll get back on track with the news after yesterday's "free form" special. Greg will get us started with a grounding in reality, and I'll derail it all with wild tangents into our recurring ...
|Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… I'm Feeling Haikuish Carly, Huck and Ben So many hats in one ring Jeb revs Steamroller ...
|Bill in Portland Maine||05/05/2015||74|
|Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The establishment rallies behind Murphy, who waits on Grayson
Florida Democratic Senate candidate Patrick Murphy Leading Off : • FL-Sen : On Monday, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: The GOP's circus
We begin today's roundup with Michael Brendan Dougherty at The Week who analyzes the GOP's circus of candidates: A brain surgeon with no particular feel for politics. A business executive who ...
|It’s time to seriously rethink ‘zero tolerance’ policing
The first two steps toward uplifting young black men are simple: Stop killing them and stop locking them in prison for nonviolent offenses. That is the first sentence of this powerful Washington ...
|Open thread for night owls: Ask your doc if this birth control is right for you. Now ask your boss
In case you can't see the video here, try ...
|'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is a fun ride and a bloated mess
In a weekend with a lot of entertainment distractions, including a boring "fight of the century," thoroughbred ...
|So What did Wildstein tell the U.S. Attorney anyways
|We're losing rural hospitals across the nation
Rural communities are facing a heightened healthcare crisis as hospitals are closing at an alarming rate around the country, with the highest ...
|You probably don't want to hear this but California is using water left from fracking to water crops
Yes, it's the waste water left over from fracking. The fracking liquid that contains chemicals we don't know about. This is the kind of idiocy posing as one solution to the California man-...
|Didn't get indicted? That's good news for Chris Christie
You know the standards for a political party have fallen considerably when indictments against some of a governor's top staffers and appointees for crooked doings is ...
|The reason Ben Carson can't win? Ben Carson
It has been clear for some time now that would-be ...
|Ohio abortion clinics cut in half following stringent abortion measures enacted by Gov. Kasich
Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed ...
|Fox reports police shooting in Baltimore, then retracts: 'Nobody has been shot'
Fox News made a major oops on Monday afternoon, and not of the usual Fox News kind. This wasn't a partisan lie about Obamacare or anything like that. No, a Fox ...
|Small Obamacare pilot program reaps 'significant' Medicare savings
The healthcare wonks putting the Affordable Care Act together back in 2009-10 had a lot of ideas about a lot of small, varied projects that could reduce healthcare spending. They tried one of them�
|Study saying EPA rules will save 3,500 lives should be nailed to door of every naysayer in Congress
Curbing coal plant emissions would save lots of lives. Not that this matters to EPA haters. A new study published in the ...
|Boehner: 'Ask any employer' about Obamacare, so hey, ask me!
Obamacare is such a failure, it can't even kill the jobs Republicans said it would!
|Scott Walker celebrates Star Wars Day by being creepy on the internet
I have seen many attempts at political self-promotion over the years, but this may be the first time a presidential candidate's ...
|History 101: The King Midget Automobile
One of the interesting and unique approaches to automobile design and marketing was the King Midget. During World War II, two civil air patrol pilots—Claud Dry and Dale Orcut—met and began to ...
|Police at Station with #FreddieGray's Limp Body: "We gave him a run for his money"
||Frank Vyan Walton||05/04/2015||183|
|Race, Class and Neglect
is the title of this column by Paul Krugman in today's New York Times . It starts with the notion that we still have a problem with race, as exemplified by what happened with Freddie Gray and the ...
|A brief but powerful video from Jeremy Scahill
I thank MsSpentyouth for the Facebook post that made me aware of it. As far as i could tell it had not yet been shared here. Watch and then respond in the comments. Follow this link to the ...
|Another update on Felicity
Our now three-legged cat came home just before Noon yesterday. We have her in a downstairs room. After several times when she hid behind bookcases where we could not reach her, I emptied the ...
|Sanders tells Stephanopoulos: America needs a 'Political Revolution' for Working Families
Thank you ABC News and and George Stephanopoulos for giving a Progressive Candidate a forum, on your national "Political Viewpoints" show. More please . Sen. Bernie Sanders Says America Needs '...
|Chuck Todd gives "his take" on Sanders' Candidacy
Instead of interviewing the Vermont Senator on his Sunday "Politics" show, instead of asking his Pundit Panel what they thought of the Sanders' Candidacy, Chuck Todd took it upon himself to single-...
|The OPOL Report: Fake change in a new box edition
Look, I don't know what we're supposed to do about our bullshit political system but it seems to me that it must start with facing up to the facts. Believing that this time, someone is actually ...
|One Pissed Off Liberal||05/03/2015||151|
|Glacier National Park: Red Rock Falls (Photo Diary) and Meet Up Stuff
Last Tuesday (April 28), we drove up to Avalanche and then walked up the road to Red Rock Falls. The photos are below the Orange Snow Bank:
|The New York Times tackles my heritage and city
José Martí and cigar workers on the steps of V.V. Ybor's factory, 1893 Imagine my surprise this morning, when my usual ...
|"Freddie Gray Never Had a Chance"
is the title of this short piece by Eugene Robinson in the Post Partisan section of the Washington Post . Robinson reminds us that the entire incident reeks of racial bias. Gray was on a street ...
|On 'riots' and roots
Langston Hughes' poem, " Harlem " has been floating around in my head, as I watch footage from Baltimore. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like ...
|Denise Oliver Velez||05/03/2015||188|
|House Republicans launch direct attack on Earth Sciences slashing $300 to $500 million from NASA
Republican shills for Big Carbon are launching a direct assault on NASA funding designed to gut any future enhancements to the Earth Sciences capabilities to monitor changing conditions on our ...
|Sanders wants to Help Workers -- in a way that might Surprise you
Besides standing up against Trade Deals that end up exporting American Jobs; Besides calling for more equitable Tax rates on the Wealthy, that will reduce the dangerous and growing gaps in Income ...
|Saying "Hello" on the Telephone: Street Prophets Saturday
Think back about the past few days. How many times did you say “hello”? The word “hello” comes from nautical English: “hallo” or “halloa” was a form of address used by sailors ...
| Must-read from Ta-Nehisi Coates on Baltimore
When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, ...
|Some context to recent events in Baltimore
If you want some context to the recent events in Baltimore, read the piece linked below. Let me note as one who has taught just outside Baltimore for the past two years (first in Glen Burnie and ...
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- Colors changed so the map can be seen by all. Original is below the fold. Click ...286 comments 147 Recs
- So, we have 'white riots' ( because we lost the game ), and 'black riots' ( because we're losing our lives ). Guess which riots national and mainstream media choose to demonize? ...93 comments 284 Recs
- It was only a matter of time before little George Jr. would have the audacity (and stupidity) to criticize President Obama's foreign strategies and peace negotiations. This past Saturday turned ...130 comments 166 Recs
- Just take it easy Four Swedish police officers, riding on New York City's 6 train, had to go back to work briefly, in order to subdue two ...325 comments 274 Recs
- The Kootenai (also spelled Kutenai), whose aboriginal homelands straddled the Rocky Mountains and included parts of Western Montana, Idaho, British Columbia, and Alberta, have a unique language and ...11 comments 33 Recs
- Denis Hayes speaking at Earth Day 1970. Earth Day 2015 takes place this Saturday, April 18. In 2008, I conducted a five-question interview with Denis Hayes, my onetime boss and now president of ...43 comments 119 Recs
- Play ball! Throw out that first pitch and let's get things going! If you live in Ohio, Chief Wahoo's all over the place come spring, summer and fall. And if you're a little bit Indian, a lot Indian,19 comments 21 Recs
- Chris Rock fitting the description of a known fugitive—black professor guy Chris Rock is a very well-known public figure. He is a wealthy man. He drives an expensive car. None of these things are ...172 comments 293 Recs
- For the second year in a row, Kentucky has been bounced from the NCAA tournament. And, for the second year in a row, riots broke out on and off campus in Lexington. As fires blazed in the middle ...299 comments 343 Recs
- As church-going citizens rise and don their Sunday best to celebrate Easter, women, girls, (and some men and boys) in brothels, flat-back houses, after-hours joints, and on street corners are ...504 comments 182 Recs